The Daily Bulletin: 2015-03-04

The Daily Bulletin: 2015-03-04

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 31 (2015-2016) 0.00 ALCOHOL RESTRICTION-ALL DWI. Filed Jan 29 2015, AN ACT TO REQUIRE A 0.00 ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION RESTRICTION ON ALL RESTORATION OF LICENSES REVOKED FOR AN IMPAIRED DRIVING OFFENSE.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the first edition:

Amends GS 20-17.8(b), clarifying that the changes are effective for the subsection both before and after December 1, 2016. Requires, as a condition of restoration of a driver's license to a person convicted of driving while impaired, the installation of an approved ignition interlock system to prohibit the person from driving with an alcohol concentration of greater than 0.00 (was, 0.00 or greater) providing that the interlock ignition system was required because the convicted person had an alcohol concentration of 0.15.

Amends GS 20-19(c3), clarifying that the changes are effective for the subsection both before and after December 1, 2016. Requires, as a condition for the first restoration of a driver's license for a conviction under GS 20-138.1 for driving while impaired or a license revoked under GS 20-23 or GS 20-23.2, that the person not operate a vehicle if the person has an alcohol concentration greater than 0.00 (was, 0.00 or more) at any relevant time after the driving.

Effective July 1, 2016, applying to offenses committed on or after that date (was, effective December 1, 2015).

Intro. by Jackson.GS 20
H 32 (2015-2016) AMEND HABITUAL DWI. Filed Jan 29 2015, AN ACT TO AMEND THE OFFENSE OF HABITUAL IMPAIRED DRIVING.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the first edition:

Amends 20-138.5(a) to provide that a person commits the offense of habitual driving if he or she drives while impaired, as defined in GS 20-4.01, and has previously been convicted of the offense of habitual impaired driving (previously, subsection did not refer to prior convictions for habitual impaired driving). Makes technical changes. 

 

Intro. by Jackson.GS 20
H 59 (2015-2016) CLARIFY REPORT ADMISSIBILITY. Filed Feb 5 2015, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE ADMISSIBILITY OF REPORTS OF FORENSIC AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND TO EXEMPT CERTAIN EX PARTE HEARINGS FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends GS 8-58.20, concerning the admissibility of forensic analysis clarifying that if the defendant or the defendant's attorney of record fails to file a written objection to the admissibility of the lab report and affidavit within the time allowed, of the forensic and chemical analysis reports, then the objection is deemed to have been waived.

Intro. by Faircloth, Stam, Glazier.GS 8, GS 15A, GS 20, GS 90
H 117 (2015-2016) NC COMPETES ACT. Filed Feb 24 2015, AN ACT TO ENACT THE NORTH CAROLINA COMPETES ACT.

House amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition:

Adds new Part III-A to the act, titled "Industrial Development Fund Utility Account."

Amends GS 143B-437.01(a) to require that funds from the Industrial Development Fund Utility Account (Account) be used in the most economically distressed counties of North Carolina to retain as well as expand the existing job base (previously, only required the funds to be provided to create jobs in the distressed counties). Makes conforming changes to the rules for the program funds reflecting the need to use funds to expand the job base and the retention of existing jobs. Effective when the act becomes law, applying to grants awarded on or after that date. 

 

Intro. by S. Martin, Jeter, Collins, Steinburg.GS 105, GS 143B
H 148 (2015-2016) INSURANCE REQUIRED FOR MOPEDS. (NEW) Filed Mar 3 2015, AN ACT TO REQUIRE OWNERS OF MOPEDS TO HAVE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT A POLICY OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TO MAKE CLARIFYING CHANGES RELATED TO THE LAW REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF MOPEDS.

Amends GS 20-4.01(23), definitions for a motor vehicle for the Department of Motor Vehicles, providing that unless specifically provided otherwise, the term "motor vehicle" does not include mopeds as defined in GS 20-4.01(27)d1. 

Amends GS 20-279.1, definitions section for the Motor Vehicle Safety and Financial Responsibility Act of 1953, providing that the term "motor vehicle" for the purposes of this act does include mopeds as defined in GS 20-4.01. 

Amends GS 20-309(a), concerning  the Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act of 1957, which provides that owners of registered vehicles in North Carolina must provide proof of financial responsibility and establishes that for the purposes of this act the term "motor vehicle" includes mopeds as defined in GS 20-4.01.

Amends GS 58-36-3 to add that the NC Rate Bureau has no jurisdiction over liability insurance and theft or physical damage insurance on mopeds. Allows member companies writing moped liability insurance or theft and physical damage insurance to incorporate either or both types of insurance as an endorsement to liability and physical damage policies issued. 

Amends GS 58-37-1(6) and GS 58-40-10(1), adding language to the definitions of motor vehicle and private passenger motor vehicle, excluding mopeds from being included in either of these definitions or categorizing them as such.

Amends GS 58-40-15, concerning the regulations of insurance rates and the scope of application, making technical changes and clarifying that the provisions of GS Chapter 58, Article 40, do apply to motor vehicle liability insurance, automobile medical payments insurance, uninsured motorists' coverage, and theft or physical damage insurance on mopeds. Makes technical changes. 

Amends GS 20-183.2, concerning safety inspections and emission inspections, providing that mopeds as defined in GS 20-4.01 are subject to safety inspections as provided for in the statute. Further amends the statute to specifically exempt mopeds from required emissions inspections. 

Amends the definition for motor vehicle in GS 20-286 for the Motor Vehicle Dealers and Manufacturers Licensing Law act, providing that "motor vehicle" does not include mopeds.  Effective July 1, 2015. 

Amends GS 20-53.4, concerning registration of mopeds and certificate of title, providing that certificates of titles are not required for mopeds. Effective July 1, 2015. 

Unless otherwise provided, effective July 1, 2016, applying to offenses committed on or after that date. 

Intro. by Shepard, R. Brown, Carney.GS 20, GS 58
H 152 (2015-2016) NEW HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO ENACT A HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT.

Enacts new GS Chapter 105, Article 3L, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits Investment Program, providing for tax credits for a taxpayer allowed a federal income tax credit for making qualified rehabilitation expenditures for a certified income-producing historic structure in the amount of 15 percent for rehabilitation expenditures that range from $0 to $10 million, and 10 percent for expenditures that range form $10 million to $20 million. Further provides for development tier bonuses and targeted investment bonuses. Includes provisions in regards to pass-through entities that qualify for a tax credit and how the credit can be allocated. Includes definitions for the new article, including certified historic structureeligibility certificationpass-through entity, and targeted investment. Establishes a tax credit ceiling, providing that no tax credit for an income-producing certified historic structure can exceed $4.5 million. Effective January 1, 2015, applying to qualified rehabilitation expenditures and expenses incurred on or after that date.

Establishes a tax credit for a taxpayer not allowed a federal income tax credit for making qualified rehabilitation expenditures for a certified non-income-producing historic structure that has rehabilitation expenses of at least $10,000, providing that the credit is equal to 15 percent of the rehabilitation expenses. Provides a tax credit ceiling of $22,500 per discrete property parcel. Provides certain limitations and allowances for the credit. Provides definitions for use in the section, including discrete property parcelplaced in service, and rehabilitation expenses. Authorizes the NC Historical Commission (Commission), in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer, to adopt rules necessary to administer the certification process of Article 3L and allows the adoption of a fee schedule for providing such certifications, with specified limitations. Effective January 1, 2015, applying to qualified rehabilitation expenditures and expenses incurred on or after that date.

Enacts provisions that outline how and against what tax liability the credits can be claimed as well as specified caps and forfeiture provisions. Enacts language which requires substantiation of certain information in order to claim a credit, including copies of certifications, a copy of an eligibility certification, and other specified records that can be required by the Secretary of Revenue. Provides that if a credit is issued pursuant to Article 3L, no other tax credit can be claimed from Articles 3D or 3H under GS Chapter 105 for the same activity. Effective January 1, 2015, applying to qualified rehabilitation expenditures and expenses incurred on or after that date.

Provides reporting and tracking requirements, directing the Department of Revenue to include specified information in the economic incentives report, including the number of taxpayers that took the credits allowed, total cost to the General Fund of the credits taken, and the total amount of tax credits carried forward, by type of tax. Provides that new Article 3L expires for rehabilitation expenditures and rehabilitation expenses on January 1, 2021. Effective January 1, 2015, applying to qualified rehabilitation expenditures and expenses incurred on or after that date. 

Amends GS 105-129.75, the sunset provision for mill rehabilitation tax credits, providing that the eligibility certifications under GS Chapter 105, Article 3H, expire on January 1, 2023.  

Intro. by S. Ross, Hardister, Lewis, Glazier.GS 105
H 154 (2015-2016) LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN STATE HEALTH PLAN. (NEW) Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO ENROLL THEIR EMPLOYEES AND DEPENDENTS IN THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES, AND TO AUTHORIZE PIONEER SPRINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL TO ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES.

Identical to S 98, filed 2/19/15.

Amends GS 135-48.47 to add the City of Southport to those local governments whose employees and dependents of those employees are eligible to participate in the State Health Plan. Participation is not guaranteed and is contingent on Southport complying with the statute and Article, as well as policies adopted by the State Health Plan. Effective July 1, 2015.

Intro. by Iler.Brunswick, GS 135
H 156 (2015-2016) LEGAL NOTICES/REQUIRE INTERNET PUBLICATION. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO REQUIRE INTERNET WEB SITE PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES.

Identical to S 129, filed 2/25/15.

Amends GS 1-596 (Charges for legal advertising), providing that when a government notice is required to be published more than once and is paid for by the government entity, but not paid in advance by or recouped from private parties, then the governmental entity cannot be charged for the second and successive insertions of that notice at a rate greater than 85 percent of the original rate.

Amends GS 1-597 (Regulations for newspaper publication of legal notices, advertisements, etc.), establishing rules and requirements for electronic and internet publication of legal notices or other documents or papers that are required by NC law to be published in a newspaper including, but not limited to, that each notice must be placed on the newspaper's website, at no additional charge, on the same day that the notice appears in the newspaper, and that if a legal notice is published in the newspaper but cannot be published on the newspaper's website, the publishing newspaper will place the notice on the statewide internet website, established and maintained by the NC Press Association as a repository for such notices. Includes provisions for email notifications and concerning errors in notices posted online.

Makes technical changes.

Effective October 1, 2015, and applies to notices that must be published on or after that date, except that it does not apply to notices permitted to be published on a government website in lieu of newspaper publication pursuant to an ordinance enacted before that date.

Intro. by Avila, Malone, Davis, Harrison.GS 1
H 157 (2015-2016) AMEND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS.

Substantively identical to S66, filed 02/10/15.

Amends GS 74-37 concerning the Interstate Mining Commission (Commission), providing that if the Governor is unable to attend a Commission meeting or perform Commission functions he must designate an alternate from among the members of the advisory board or an official of the state environmental protection agency with responsibility for protecting and restoring lands affected by mining (previously, only allowed an alternate to be designated from among the members of the advisory body). 

Intro. by McElraft, Catlin.GS 74
H 158 (2015-2016) JIM FULGHUM TEEN SKIN CANCER PREVENTION ACT. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT PROHIBITING PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE FROM USING TANNING EQUIPMENT.

Identical to S 125, filed 2/25/15.

Provides that this act will be known as the Jim Fulghum Teen Skin Cancer Prevention Act.

Amends GS 104E-9.1(a) to provide that operators of tanning equipment and owners of tanning facilities cannot allow any individual under 18 years old to use tanning equipment (previously, allowed all individuals to use tanning equipment but required a written prescription from a medical physician for an individual that was 13 years old or younger).

Effective October 1, 2015.

Intro. by Lambeth, Dollar, Hurley, McElraft.GS 104
H 159 (2015-2016) DOG BREEDING STDS./LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS (NEW). Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS OF CARE FOR LARGE COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDING FACILITIES AND TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH TOOLS TO ENSURE THAT DOGS AT THOSE FACILITIES ARE TREATED HUMANELY.

Transfers the Animal Welfare Section and the Spay/Neuter Program from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), with all of the elements of a Type I transfer. Makes conforming change to statutes in GS Chapter 19A. 

Amends the purposes of the Animal Welfare Act listed in GS 19A-21 to also include ensuring that animals are provided humane care and treatment by regulating commercial breeding and ensuring that animals confined in commercial breeding operations are provided humane care and treatment. 

Amends GS 19A-23 to make conforming changes and to add definitions for the terms commercial breeder and commercial breeding operations. Defines commercial breeder as any person who owns, has custody of, or maintains 11 or more female dogs over six months of age that are capable of reproduction and are kept primarily for the purposes of breeding and selling the offspring as pets. Excludes a person who keeps or breeds dogs exclusively for the purpose of herding or guarding livestock or farm animals, hunting, tracking, or exhibiting in dog shows, performance events, or field and obedience trials. Defines commercial breeding operation to mean the physical location or facility at which a commercial breeder breeds or maintains 11 or more female dogs over six months of age that are capable of reproduction for the purpose of breeding and selling the offspring. Excludes veterinary facilities and research facilities having custody of female dogs for purposes other than breeding.

Amends GS 19A-24 to give DPS the power to establish standards for commercial breeding operations and requires DPS to adopt rules for the certification of euthanasia technicians. 

Enacts new GS 19A-29.1 to require a certificate of registration in order to operate as a commercial breeder. Specifies nine items that must be included in the registration, including the name and location of the commercial breeding operation, the number of dogs sold or transferred by the commercial breeder in the previous fiscal year, and whether the applicant has been convicted of animal cruelty or neglect. Requires a separate registration for each premises. Requires the operation to be inspected before issuing a certificate of registration. Sets the registration period as the fiscal year and requires a $200 registration fee. Requires that a list of commercial breeding operations be made public, upon request. Makes acting as a commercial breeder without registering a Class 2 misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 1 misdemeanor for second or subsequent offenses. Also makes commercial breeders failing to register subject to injunction.

Enacts new GS 19A-29.2 requiring commercial breeders to maintain records on the dogs in their custody, and specifies the information that must be included in the records. Records are required to be maintained for two years after the dog is released.

Enacts new GS 19A-29.3 establishing housing requirements for the dogs. Sets out requirements concerning the construction and maintenance of the housing, light fixtures and electrical outlets, power, food and bedding, animal and food waste and debris, running water, temperature, fencing, and maintenance of primary enclosures and walkways. Provides that all areas of a facility are subject to review or inspection during business hours. Sets out standards that must be met for indoor housing facilities. Requires that dogs kept outdoors be provided with one house for each animal, except for a mother and her unweaned offspring; also specifies the requirements for the construction of the house. Requires all primary enclosures to be constructed to provide space allowing each dog to walk; to turn around freely; and to easily stand, sit, and lie in a natural position. Sets out eight requirements for the primary enclosures. Sets out five sanitation requirements.

Enacts new GS 19A-29.4 requiring that all animals held in the commercial breeding operation be provided with: (1) daily access to both human and same species social interaction; (2) access, at least once per day, to outdoor space at least three times the size of the primary enclosure; providing that nursing, unweaned puppies and any other dog for which a duly licensed veterinarian states in writing that such activity would pose a health threat are considered to require such access to outdoor space; (3) a species and size‑appropriate toy, unless it poses a health threat; and (4) grooming sufficient to prevent excessive matting and claw or nail length. Specifies feeding and water requirements concerning timing of feedings; food content; placement, number, and care of food and water receptacles; and access to water.

Enacts new GS 19A-29.5 requiring all dogs to be inoculated as required by state or local law and receive, at minimum, an annual hands‑on examination by a duly licensed veterinarian. Requires prompt treatment by a licensed veterinarian for any illness or injury. Requires each dog to be observed daily by the animal caretaker in charge or by someone under the caretaker's direct supervision. Requires sick or diseased, injured, lame, or blind dogs to be provided with prompt veterinary care or be euthanized, provided that doing so does not affect compliance with any law requiring the holding of dogs suspected of being diseased. Requires full written disclosure of the medical condition of a diseased or deformed dog to the new owner. Requires compliance with the rabies law.

Enacts new GS 19A-29.6 making it a Class 3 misdemeanor for a commercial breeder to fail to adequately house, exercise, feed, water, provide adequate veterinary care, or otherwise meet the standards of care, punishable by a fine of no less than $50 per animal and no more than a total of $1,000, and suspension, revocation, or denial of registration as a commercial breeder.

Amends GS 19A-30 to allow the issuance or renewal of a commercial breeding operation certificate of registration to be refused under specified conditions, including that the commercial breeding operation is not in compliance with the rules under the Article. Requires such refusal, or revocation of the registration, for any person who has been convicted of animal cruelty or neglect.

Amends GS 105-164.13(4b) to specify that the exemption from the sales tax concerning the sale of farm products in their original state by the producer does not apply to products of a commercial breeding operation or products of other operations for the breeding and selling of animals as pets. Amends GS 105-167.13E, providing that the exemption from sales tax for qualifying farmers does not include a commercial breeder or other breeders of animals sold as pets. Effective July 1, 2015.

Unless otherwise indicated, effective December 1, 2015.

Intro. by Saine, McGrady, Catlin, Harrison.GS 19A, GS 105, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 160 (2015-2016) STEEL MANUFACTURING SLAG. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXCLUSION OF USEFUL BYPRODUCTS OF STEEL MANUFACTURING FROM REGULATION AS A SOLID WASTE.

Amends GS 130A-309.05 to add that slag from the steel manufacturing process that is managed as an item of commercial value and not as a discarded material is not subject to regulation as solid waste under Article 9, Solid Waste Management. Effective October 1, 2015.

Intro. by GS 130A
H 161 (2015-2016) ADOPT STATE CAT. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT ADOPTING THE BOBCAT AS THE OFFICIAL STATE CAT OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Enacts new GS 145-48 naming the bobcat as the official cat of North Carolina.

Intro. by Richardson, Glazier.GS 145
H 162 (2015-2016) Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education/Students. Filed Mar 4 2015, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO EDUCATE THOSE INVOLVED IN SCHOOL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES ON SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AND TO RECODIFY THE STATUTORY PROVISIONS ON CONCUSSION SAFETY AND EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS.

Enacts a new Article 29E, "Student Safety in Athletics," in GS Chapter 115C to direct the State Board of Education (SBE) to adopt guidelines and educational materials for local boards of education (local boards) to use to inform coaches, students, and parents of students who participate in athletic activities on (1) the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest and (2) the risks associated with continuing to play or practice after experiencing one or more of those warning signs. Provides that the SBE may use existing materials developed by heart awareness organizations in developing the sudden cardiac arrest prevention materials. Specifies additional requirements regarding providing notice of these materials to the parent or guardian of students participating in athletic activities and requires coaches of athletic activities to annually complete a sudden cardiac arrest training course offered by a provider approved by the SBE. Makes a coach who fails to complete the training course ineligible to coach an athletic activity. Requires parents to sign an acknowledgment of the information sheet before student participation in an athletic activity. Specifies actions to be taken if a student exhibits or has been known to exhibit signs or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.

Also directs the SBE to adopt rules for concussion safety for interscholastic athletic activities in middle schools and high schools. Specifies that certain school employees, coaches, first responders, volunteers, students, and their parents must receive a concussion and head injury information sheet on an annual basis. Requires students and parents to sign and return the information sheet before the student may participate in any interscholastic athletic activities. Specifies actions to be taken if a student exhibits or has been known to exhibit signs or symptoms consistent with a concussion. Requires each school to keep and maintain accurate records of its compliance with the requirements pertaining to head injuries.

Directs local boards to require each middle school and high school to develop a written emergency plan that is venue-specific to deal with serious injuries and acute medical conditions in which the patient's condition may rapidly deteriorate.Requires that the plan is: (1) in writing, (2) reviewed by an athletic trainer licensed in this state, (3) approved by the school principal, (4) distributed to all appropriate personnel, (5) conspicuously posted at all venues, and (6) reviewed and rehearsed annually by all licensed athletic trainers, first responders, coaches, school nurses, athletic directors, and volunteers for interscholastic activities.

Amends GS 115C-12(23), regarding adopting eligibility rules for interscholastic athletic competition, to delete the provisions of subdivision (23) and instead directs the SBE to adopt eligibility rules that include student safety in interscholastic athletic competition in accordance with new Article 29E, GS Chapter 115C, as enacted in this act.

Effective when this act becomes law and applies beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

Intro. by Carney, Horn, McGrady, Glazier.GS 115C

The Daily Bulletin: 2015-03-04

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 20 (2015-2016) IRC UPDATE/MOTOR FUEL CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Feb 3 2015, AN ACT TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, TO DECOUPLE FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL TAX INCREASE PREVENTION ACT OF 2014, TO MODIFY THE MOTOR FUELS TAX RATE, AND TO MAKE CERTAIN REDUCTIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE 2014-2015 FISCAL YEAR.

House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 4th edition:

Deletes proposed language in GS 105-153.5(a)(2)a that provided when calculating the itemized deduction amount for taxable year 2014, when electing to take the income exclusion under section 408(d)(8) of the revenue code for qualified charitable distribution from an individual retirement plan by a person 70 1/2 years old or older, that person can deduct the amount that would have been allowed as a charitable deduction under section 170 of the revenue code had the taxpayer not elected to take the income exclusion. 

Deletes language in GS 105-153.5(d) that provided that NC revenue law does not conform with the IRC provision authorized in 2006 that allows taxpayers who are age 70 ½ or older to contribute up to $100,000 from their IRA to a charity tax free.

Intro. by Rabon, Rucho, Tillman.GS 105
S 37 (2015-2016) WAIVE TUITION/FALLEN OFFICER WAS GUARDIAN. Filed Feb 4 2015, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TUITION WAIVER FOR SURVIVORS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, OR RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS AND CERTAIN OTHERS ALSO APPLIES TO CHILDREN WHOSE LEGAL GUARDIANS OR LEGAL CUSTODIANS ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, OR RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:

Changes the long title.

Makes clarifying changes providing that the tuition waiver for persons whose parents or legal guardians were law enforcement officers, firefighters, rescue workers, and other specified individuals also applies to persons whose legal custodians served in the above noted capacities. 

Makes technical and conforming changes.

Amends GS 115B-5(b) to require verification of the legal guardian or legal custodian-child relationship by an order from a court proceeding that established the relationship.

Amends GS 115B-5(c) and GS 115B-5.1, concerning tuition waivers and scholarship values, making updates to statute references. 

 

Intro. by Apodaca.GS 115B
S 166 (2015-2016) CLERK OF COURT SALARY STUDY. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO DIRECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS TO STUDY METHODS FOR ADJUSTING THE SALARY OF CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT DUE TO INCREASED WORKLOADS RESULTING FROM TOURISM.

Requires the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to study methods for adjusting the salary schedule for clerks of superior court serving counties where the annual workload is greater than is expected for the population of the county due to seasonal tourism. Requires the AOC to report to the chairs of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety and the Senate Appropriations Committee on Justice and Public Safety and to the chairs of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety by May 1, 2016.

Intro. by Cook.STUDY
S 167 (2015-2016) CLERK OF COURT LONGEVITY. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS FOR LONGEVITY PAY FOR CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT.

Amends GS 7A-101 to allow service as a probation or parole officer to be counted when determining service time for the purpose of calculating longevity pay for clerks of superior court. Effective July 1, 2015.

Intro. by Cook.GS 7A
S 169 (2015-2016) WAYNE REGIONAL RESEARCH AND ED. AG. CTR FUNDS. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO DESIGN AND TO CONSTRUCT A NEW REGIONAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION AGRICULTURAL CENTER FACILITY TO BE LOCATED IN WAYNE COUNTY.

Appropriates $3 million for 2015-16 from the General Fund to Wayne County to be used for the proposed Wayne Regional Research and Education Agricultural Center. Requires the funds to be used to design and develop schematic drawings and plans for the center and to construct the center. Effective July 1, 2015. 

Intro. by D. Davis, Pate.APPROP
S 174 (2015-2016) RAIL CORRIDOR LEASE/CITY OF WILMINGTON. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE CITY OF WILMINGTON MAY LEASE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION THE DEPARTMENT'S INTEREST IN A PORTION OF THE FORMER CSX TRANSPORTATION RAIL CORRIDOR WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THAT CITY.

Authorizes the City of Wilmington and the Department of Transportation to enter into a lease agreement for interim public recreation use of a specified right-of-way known as the Wilimington Downtown Lead. Sets out six specific conditions that must be met in order to enter into the lease agreement, including having all persons owning an interest in the real property comprising the rail corridor portion to be leased to be parties to the lease and a determination by the Department of Transportation that there will not be a need to resume active rail service in the leased portion of the rail corridor for at least 10 years. 

Intro. by Lee.UNCODIFIED, New Hanover
S 176 (2015-2016) CHARTER SCHOOL GRADE LEVEL EXPANSION. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE GRADE LEVEL EXPANSION IN CHARTER SCHOOLS IN AREAS MEETING CERTAIN CRITERIA TO MEET THE NEEDS OF RAPIDLY GROWING POPULATIONS NEAR MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

Authorizes a charter school, which opened an elementary school in the 2014-15 school year, to expand the school to include a middle school serving grade six for the 2015-16 school year providing that the charter school is located in a county that meets all of the following criteria: (1) the county is adjacent to a county with a major military installation, as defined in GS 143-151.71; (2) the county has a population greater than 100,000, as verified by the 2010 US Census; and (3) there has been more than an 8 percent change in the county's population since the 2010 Census, as determined by the US Census Bureau.

Intro. by Rabin.UNCODIFIED
S 182 (2015-2016) AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READERS. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO REGULATE THE USE OF AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READER SYSTEMS.

Enacts new Article 3D, Automatic License Plate Reader Systems, in GS Chapter 20, regulating the use by state or local law enforcement agencies of an "automatic license plate reader system" (plate reader), defined as a system of one or more mobile or fixed automated high-speed cameras used in combination with computer algorithms to covert images of license plates into computer readable data, excluding traffic control photographic systems. Also defines law enforcement agencyto mean any agency or officer of the state or any of the state's political subdivisions empowered by the laws of this state to prosecute or participate in the prosecution of persons who are arrested or subject to civil actions related to or concerning an arrest.

Requires any state or local law enforcement agency using a plate reader to have a written policy governing the use of the plate reader before the system is operational and specifies the mandatory issues that the written policy must address.

Prohibits preserving data collected via a plate reader for more than 90 days unless there is a written, articulable, and recorded basis for retaining the data for its investigatory or evidentiary value or the possibility that the data may become evidence in a specific criminal action. In such instances, the specific case and the parties involved must be identified. Declares data obtained by a plate reader is confidential and not a public record as the term is defined in GS 132-1. Prohibits disclosure of data obtained via a plate reader except to a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency for a legitimate law enforcement or public safety pursuit in response to a written request from the requesting agency. Permits the written requests to be in an electronic format.

Effective December 1, 2015.

Intro. by McKissick, Barefoot, Daniel.GS 20
S 183 (2015-2016) ELIMINATE CRVS FOR MISDEMEANANTS. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO ELIMINATE CONFINEMENT IN RESPONSE TO VIOLATION FOR MISDEMEANANTS SENTENCED UNDER STRUCTURED SENTENCING, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA SENTENCING AND POLICY ADVISORY COMMISSION.

Amends GS 15A-1344(d2) to provide that defendants under supervision that were sentenced for a misdemeanor conviction pursuant to GS Chapter 15A, Article 81B, the structured sentencing guidelines, can be confined for probation violations other than those involving committing a criminal offense in any jurisdiction, or willfully avoiding supervision or by willfully making the defendant's whereabouts unknown to the probation officer for a period of confinement that is limited to the time set in GS 15A-1343(a1)(3). Further provides that the court cannot revoke probation unless a defendant has previously received at least two periods of confinement for violating probation conditions other than those noted above. Provides conditions for the two periods of confinement that are required before the above specified defendant can be confined pursuant to that provision. 

Provides that defendants under supervision that were not sentenced for a misdemeanor conviction pursuant to GS Chapter 15A, Article 81B, the structured sentencing guidelines, and have violated probation conditions other than not committing a criminal offense in any jurisdiction or willfully avoiding supervision or by willfully making the defendant's whereabouts unknown to the probation officer can be confined for a period of up to 90 consecutive days.

Effective December 1, 2015, applying to persons placed on probation on or after that date. 

Intro. by McKissick, Daniel, Randleman.GS 15A
S 184 (2015-2016) NC ADOPT EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO RATIFY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN.

Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution (which is set out in the act's whereas clauses). Requires that the Governor forward certified copies of the act and its preamble to the Administrator of General Services, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of the US Congress.  

Intro. by McKissick, Van Duyn.UNCODIFIED
S 185 (2015-2016) CLARIFY CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO CLARIFY CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA SENTENCING AND POLICY ADVISORY COMMISSION.

Makes clarifying changes to GS 15-196.1 as the title indicates. Clarifies that the credit for time served allowed in this statute does not include credit for any time that a defendant has spent in custody as a result of a pending charge while serving a sentence that is imposed for another offense. Effective December 1, 2015.

Intro. by Daniel, McKissick, Randleman.GS 15
S 186 (2015-2016) APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2015. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO MAKE BASE BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS OF STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP

The Daily Bulletin: 2015-03-04

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 153 (2015-2016) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CERTAIN LEA'S. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO CERTAIN BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING THEIR SCHOOL CALENDARS.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) provides authority to local boards of education to determine the dates for the opening and closing dates for public schools under GS 115C-84.2(a)(1). However, the local boards must comply with specified parameters for the opening and closing dates of public schools as provided in GS 115C-84.2(d). Subsection (d) also provides criteria under which the State Board of Education may waive those requirements upon a showing of good cause by a local board of education.

Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to require that except for year-round schools, local boards of education must set the school opening date for students to be no earlier than August 1 (was, no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26). Also requires that first-semester examinations must be given before winter break. Retains provision authorizing local boards of education to determine the dates for the opening and closing dates for public schools. Provides that regardless of the required opening date under subsection (d), a local school board may choose to schedule the opening and closing dates for any school in the local administrative unit to align with the opening and closing dates of a community college that serves the city or county in which the school unit is located.

Deletes all other provisions of subsection (d), including the requirement that the school closing date for students be no later the Friday closest to June 11.

Limits application of this act to the following school administrative units beginning with the 2015-16 school year: Asheboro City, Moore County, and Randolph County.

Intro. by McNeill, Hurley.Moore, Randolph
H 155 (2015-2016) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBLITY/CERTAIN COUNTIES. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) provides authority to local boards of education to determine the dates for the opening and closing dates for public schools under GS 115C-84.2(a)(1). However, the local boards must comply with specified parameters for the opening and closing dates of public schools as provided in GS 115C-84.2(d). Subsection (d) also provides criteria under which the State Board of Education may waive those requirements upon a showing of good cause by a local board of education. 

Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) as the title indicates. Deletes all provisions of subsection (d) except the authorization given to local boards of education to determine the dates for the opening and closing dates for public schools. This act applies only to the Avery, McDowell, and Mitchell County school administrative units beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

Intro. by Dobson.Avery, McDowell, Mitchell

The Daily Bulletin: 2015-03-04

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 165 (2015-2016) 39TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 39TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Rucho.Mecklenburg
S 168 (2015-2016) $5 Vehicle Tax for Greene Co Economic Dev. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT AUTHORIZING GREENE COUNTY TO LEVY A VEHICLE TAX NOT TO EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by D. Davis.Greene, Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne
S 170 (2015-2016) 35TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 35TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Tucker.Union
S 171 (2015-2016) SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR TASTINGS/ABC STORES. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO ALLOW SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR TASTINGS AT ABC STORES.

Amends Article 8 of GS Chapter 18B by enacting new GS 18B-800.1, which permits the tasting of spirituous liquor at ABC stores. For the purposes of this statute, definespermit holderto mean the person who holds (1) a distillery permit issued under GS 18B-1105, (2) a distiller broker representative permit, or (3) a distiller representative permit.

Authorizes a local board (a city or county ABC board, or local board created pursuant to the provisions of GS 18B-703) to allow a permit holder to hold a consumer tasting event at any ABC store within the local board's system under 16 specified conditions as provided in subsection (b) of new GS 18B-800.1. Those conditions: (1) require the permit holder to conduct the consumer tasting event and to be solely responsible for any violations of GS Chapter 18B that occur in connection with the tasting event, (2) set age restrictions for servers of spirituous liquor at the event, (3) limit the amount of the tasting sample served to consumers, (4) prohibit providing tasting samples to any visibly intoxicated consumer, (5) prohibit serving any tasting samples to any person under the legal age for consuming spirituous liquor, and (6) prohibit the permit holder from charging a consumer for any tasting sample. Provides additional criteria that must be met and conditions adhered to by permit holders conducting consumer tastings of spirituous liquor. Provides that any additional conditions imposed by the local board must be in writing and posted at the local board's administrative offices and at all ABC stores within the local board's system.

Prohibitsa permit holder from offering consideration to the local board, its board members, or its employees for any purpose related to the consumer tasting event, except as otherwise provided under this statue. Prohibits permit holders from using a consumer tasting event to make unlawful inducements to a local board.

Makes conforming changes to GS 18B-301 and GS 18B-1105(a).

Intro. by Gunn, Tarte.GS 18B
S 172 (2015-2016) 38TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 38TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Ford.Mecklenburg
S 173 (2015-2016) NEW HANOVER FOX TRAPPING. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A SEASON FOR TRAPPING FOXES IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY.

Establishes a season for trapping foxes in New Hanover County. Provides that regardless of any other provision of law, there is an open season for trapping foxes during the trapping season set each year by the Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC), with no tagging requirements before or after sale. Sets no bag limit for foxes taken under this act. Directs the WRC to provide for the sale of foxes taken lawfully under this act. Limits application of this act to New Hanover County.

Intro. by Lee, Rabon.New Hanover
S 175 (2015-2016) 32ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 32ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Forsyth
S 177 (2015-2016) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./CHATHAM CO. SCHOOLS. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) provides authority to local boards of education to determine the dates for the opening and closing dates for public schools under GS 115C-84.2(a)(1). However, the local boards must comply with specified parameters for the opening and closing dates of public schools as provided in GS 115C-84.2(d). Subsection (d) also provides criteria under which the State Board of Education may waive those requirements upon a showing of good cause by a local board of education.

Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) as the title indicates. Deletes all provisions of subsection (d) except the authorization given to local boards of education to determine the opening and closing dates for public schools. Adds requirement that regardless of the opening date for students, all first-semester examinations must be given before winter break. This act applies only to the Chatham County school administrative unit beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

Intro. by Foushee.Chatham
S 178 (2015-2016) 23RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 23RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Foushee.Chatham, Orange
S 179 (2015-2016) CARRBORO BUILDING CODES. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO ALLOW THE TOWN OF CARRBORO TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE WITHIN ITS CORPORATE LIMITS AND EXTRATERRITORIAL PLANNING JURISDICTION THE 2012 ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE AND 2012 RESIDENTIAL CODE.

As title indicates, authorizes the Town of Carrboro, notwithstanding any other provision or law to the contrary, to by ordinance make mandatory and enforce within its corporate limits and extraterritorial planning jurisdiction all the provisions of Appendix 4 of the 2012 Energy Conservation Code.

Intro. by Foushee.Orange
S 180 (2015-2016) CARRBORO/HOUSING DISCRIMINATION. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF CARRBORO TO ALLOW THE TOWN TO ADOPT ORDINANCES PROHIBITING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTIFICATION, AND GENDER EXPRESSION.

Amends the charter of the town of Carrboro to allow the board of aldermen to adopt ordinances that prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identification, or gender expression. 

Makes conforming changes. 

Effective October 1, 2015.

Intro. by Foushee.Orange
S 181 (2015-2016) WAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICTS. Filed Mar 4 2015, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND TO ALTER THE DISTRICTS TO COINCIDE WITH THE DISTRICTS OF THE WAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Sets the membership of the Wake County Board of Commissioners at nine members.

Makes changes to the election of the Wake County Board of Commissioners as the title indicates. Specifies the election timeline necessary to implement these change. Provides that the increase in the number of commissioners to nine and the provisions that alter the districts to coincide with the Wake County Board of Education districts are effective the first Monday in December of 2016 and are to be the basis for nominating and electing the members of the Board of Commissioners in the primary and general election for that office in 2016 and thereafter.

Provides that regardless of Part 4 of Article 4 of GS Chapter 153A and SL 2011-126, the structure of the Board of Commissioners is not to be altered under Part 4 or the Session Law before the return of the 2020 census.

Applicable only to Wake County.

Intro. by Barefoot.Wake
ACTIONS ON BILLS
NOTES 1. Digests appearing under “Summaries of Bills Filed” are for bills stamped with today’s filing date.
  2. Amendments and committee substitutes adopted today are summarized following the chamber action.
  3. Subscribers can find the digest of every version of each bill online at lrs.sog.unc.edu.
  4. The dates on which previous amendments or committee substitutes were adopted are listed below bill numbers.
  5. The action "Cal Pursuant Rule 36b" indicates that the bill has been reported by committee and is awaiting calendaring.
  6. Enacted bills are indicated by #, failed bills by *. Actions that change a bill are indicated by HA or SA.

Actions on Bills: 2015-03-04

PUBLIC BILLS

H 13: AMEND SCHOOL HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Education - K-12

H 31: 0.00 ALCOHOL RESTRICTION-ALL DWI.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 32: AMEND HABITUAL DWI.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 38: JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY/EFFECT. ADMIN. OF JUSTICE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Appropriations

H 59: CLARIFY REPORT ADMISSIBILITY.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 89: OMNIBUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPROVEMENTS.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Finance, if favorable, Appropriations

H 117: NC COMPETES ACT.

    House: Amend Failed A1
    House: Amend Adopted A2
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

H 128: REFERENDUM FOR CERTAIN LOCAL DEBT.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Local Government, if favorable, Finance, if favorable, Elections

H 129: HIGH ACHIEVING TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Education - Community Colleges, if favorable, Education - Universities, if favorable, Appropriations

H 132: RESCIND CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CALLS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Judiciary I

H 133: MODIFY SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Appropriations

H 134: SOLICITING PROSTITUTION/IMMUNITY FOR MINORS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Judiciary II

H 135: MODERNIZE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 136: RECALL RETIRED BUSINESS COURT JUDGE. (NEW)

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Transportation, if favorable, Judiciary III
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Transportation, if favorable, Judiciary III

H 137: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Education - K-12

H 138: ARTS EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Education - K-12

H 140: LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY IN NC.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 141: STORMWATER/FLOOD CONTROL ACTIVITIES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Environment, if favorable, Local Government

H 142: REQUIRE SAFETY HELMETS / UNDER 21.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Insurance

H 144: APPROPRIATIONS 2015.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Appropriations

H 145: PRESERVE FEDERAL COMM. HEALTH CTR FUNDS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 146: AMEND ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES LAWS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Judiciary I

H 147: UPDATE FIRE AND RESCUE COMM'N. MEMBERSHIP.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Insurance

H 152: NEW HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT.

    House: Filed

H 154: LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN STATE HEALTH PLAN. (NEW)

    House: Filed
    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 156: LEGAL NOTICES/REQUIRE INTERNET PUBLICATION.

    House: Filed

H 157: AMEND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS.

    House: Filed

H 158: JIM FULGHUM TEEN SKIN CANCER PREVENTION ACT.

    House: Filed

H 159: DOG BREEDING STDS./LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS (NEW).

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 160: STEEL MANUFACTURING SLAG.

    House: Filed

H 161: ADOPT STATE CAT.

    House: Filed

H 162: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education/Students.

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

S 14: ACAD. STANDARDS/RULES REVIEW/COAL ASH/FUNDS.

    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 03/05/2015

S 19: UNIFORM RECORDING FEES - REGISTER OF DEEDS (NEW).

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Finance
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

S 20: IRC UPDATE/MOTOR FUEL CHANGES. (NEW)

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Amend Failed A2
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 37: WAIVE TUITION/FALLEN OFFICER WAS GUARDIAN.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 144: REQUIRE SAFETY HELMETS / UNDER 21.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 147: EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 148: AMEND SENATE UNC BOG ELECTION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Adopted

S 152: SALES TAX EXEMPTION-AGRICULTURAL FAIRS.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 154: CLARIFYING THE GOOD SAMARITAN LAW.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 155: REDUCE PUV ENTRY TIME FOR FARMLAND.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 157: ENHANCE PATIENT SAFETY IN OPERATING ROOMS.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 158: OCC. LIC./SCHOOL MAINTENANCE PLUMBING LICENSE.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 159: CORRECTED REVAL./MINIMAL REFUNDS/PROP. TAXES. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 160: OFFICIAL STATE VETERANS DAY PARADE. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 161: SUPREME COURT SESSIONS IN MORGANTON.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 162: HONOR DAN SIMPSON, FORMER MEMBER.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 164: ASSIST INMATE REENTRY/WAIVED FEES.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 166: CLERK OF COURT SALARY STUDY.

    Senate: Filed

S 167: CLERK OF COURT LONGEVITY.

    Senate: Filed

S 169: WAYNE REGIONAL RESEARCH AND ED. AG. CTR FUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 174: RAIL CORRIDOR LEASE/CITY OF WILMINGTON.

    Senate: Filed

S 176: CHARTER SCHOOL GRADE LEVEL EXPANSION.

    Senate: Filed

S 182: AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READERS.

    Senate: Filed

S 183: ELIMINATE CRVS FOR MISDEMEANANTS.

    Senate: Filed

S 184: NC ADOPT EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.

    Senate: Filed

S 185: CLARIFY CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.

    Senate: Filed

S 186: APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2015.

    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2015-03-04

LOCAL BILLS

H 130: DAVIE COUNTY/FOOD FOR DETENTION FACILITIES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Local Government, if favorable, Regulatory Reform

H 131: TOWN OF MAGGIE VALLEY/DEANNEXATION.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Local Government, if favorable, Finance

H 139: GUN ON PRIVATE SCHOOL PROP/FORSYTH COUNTY.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Judiciary I

H 143: CHARLOTTE/CIVIL SERVICE BOARD.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Local Government

H 153: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CERTAIN LEA'S.

    House: Filed

H 155: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBLITY/CERTAIN COUNTIES.

    House: Filed

S 139: TOWN OF SYLVA/PARKING ORDINANCES.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 140: LAKE SANTEETLAH OCCUPANCY TAX AUTHORIZATION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 141: WAYNESVILLE ANNEXATION/REFERENDUM.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 142: CUMBERLAND COUNTY CIVIC CENTER COMMISSION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 143: REVISE LAWS/CUMBERLAND COUNTY.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 145: 21ST SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 146: 49TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 149: 18TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 150: 44TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 151: 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 153: 45TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 156: MT. GILEAD CHARTER REVISION & CONSOLIDATION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 163: 28TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 165: 39TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 168: $5 Vehicle Tax for Greene Co Economic Dev.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

S 170: 35TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 171: SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR TASTINGS/ABC STORES.

    Senate: Filed

S 172: 38TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 173: NEW HANOVER FOX TRAPPING.

    Senate: Filed

S 175: 32ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 177: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./CHATHAM CO. SCHOOLS.

    Senate: Filed

S 178: 23RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 179: CARRBORO BUILDING CODES.

    Senate: Filed

S 180: CARRBORO/HOUSING DISCRIMINATION.

    Senate: Filed

S 181: WAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICTS.

    Senate: Filed

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